In World War II, Monsignor Salvatore Montes de Oca, onetime Bishop of Valencia, Venezuela, gave refuge to Italian Partisans in a monastery near Lucca, where he was staying. The Germans executed him and the Partisans he tried to save. Last week the body of the martyr was brought back to Venezuela. It lay in state in the Cathedral of Caracas, while representatives of the Church, Government and Army paid tribute, before burial in Valencia.


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